The Suite Life of Zack & Cody

Season 3 Episode 22

Mr. Tipton Comes to Visit

Aired Friday 7:00 PM Sep 01, 2008 on Disney Channel
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Episode Summary

When Mr. Tipton comes to the Tipton, he plans to fire someone from the running. As Mr. Tipton chooses, the entire hotel crew remembers the good deeds they did, and how they really don't want to be fired.

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  • Awesome finale

    Zack and Cody find out that Mr. Tipton is coming as is going to reward an employee a bonus. Unfortunately, they find he's in a bad mood and is going to fire someone. So everyone remembers their good deeds from the past and hopes they won't get fired. I loved this one. There were scenes from Hotel Hangout, Grounded On The 23rd Floor, Cody Goes To Camp, It's A Mad Mad Hotel, Cookin' With Romeo And Juliet, Pilot Your Own Life, Commercial Breaks, Day Care, Heck's Kitchen, Moseby's Big Brother, Bowling, Kept Man, Have A Nice Trip, Lost In Translation, I Want My Mummy, Aptitude, and Who's The Boss. And guess who shows up again? Muriel. This finale was awesome. I'm going to miss this show.moreless
  • A Clip show to finish the series!?!

    Even though the series finale was a clip show, I believed they did it rather well. The plot was okay and upon figuring out that Mr Tipton was in a bad mood, it was kind of sad and exhilarating at the same time to find out who'll get fired. The episode wasn't the best way to finish the series, as I'd rather have "Let us Entertain you" as the finale. That all being said, this episode goes back to all the great moments but at times they spent a little too long with the flashback scenes.

    -Still, watch it and have a laugh!moreless
  • That was the finale??

    Wow. I totally missed something. I don't like clip-shows a lot unless the premise is interesting. It was for this one. Someone is going to be fired from the Tipton. But who? From clips we are reminded of all the good times they have all had. Cody and Zack come up with a plan: Muriel comes to the hotel and Mr. Tipton fires her. All is normal afterward.

    Now, I'm sorry, but come on. It was stated in the episode "Free Tippy" that Mr. Tipton makes anyone over the age of 65 retire. Muriel is definitely older then 65. It's like saying he forgot one of his own rules. So basically this meant the show had a "Happy ending". I don't like it, it is like saying the entire episode of "Free Tippy" never happened. Mr. Tipton is forgetting one of his most basic rules, and I think that was incredibly lazy way to end the show. I might be alone.moreless
  • News of Mr. Tipton's visit excites the employees because of a possible bonus but when they learn that he's in a bad mood and will fire someone, they start to panic. In the end, Mr. Tipton fires Muriel, not knowing she retired 2 years ago. (Clip Show)moreless

    What can I say? It's a clip show, and there really isn't much material to review. There are some entertaining points to the episode, like when Mr. Moseby walks into The Martins' suite with a caulking gun and threatens to seal up their door. The ending wasn't even that interesting, although it was nice to see Muriel (Estelle Harris) one last time before the show ended. But seriously, a little bump, the vase finally breaks, and Muriel whips out her catch phrase, "I'm not cleaning that up!" This is followed by Mr. Tipton firing her Donald Trump style, except for the fact that he couldn't be seen, which made me thought that there would be (or should be) some sort of continuation to the series where we actually see him! Everyone knows you're supposed to tie up loose ends in the last episode of a show, and that includes revealing certain identities that have remained hidden. If it hadn't been for the sequel series, The Suite Life on Deck, I'd probably have to give this episode a lower rating. An event that starts out as something that could be very pivotal turns out to be a huge disappointment. Overall, the episode was unentertaining, as it was a clip show, and if not for the follow-up series, this could go down as one of the worst endings to a series of all time.moreless
  • The Suite Life clip show!

    This episode was just perfect, mainly since clip shows are my favorite types of TV episodes. Mr. Tipton is coming, and if he's in a good mood, he'll give $5,000 to an employee, so the staff remembers about the good deeds they've done, with clips from previous episodes. I like how Mr. Moseby's first accident with the twins was a clip from "Hotel Hangout" since it was the first episode premiered. When he's not in a good mood and wants to fire someone. The staff then remembers the good times they had, as well as the bad. At the end, Muriel, who finally comes back after two years, is fired for laying around, but it turns out Zack and Cody tricked Mr. Tipton into thinking she was still an employee even though she retired 2 years ago (which explains her disappearence!). This episode was just perfect, it was a clip show, Muriel returns. This one is by far my favorite.

    FINAL GRADE: A+moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (8)

    • Mr. Moseby, Carey, Zack, and Cody appeared in all 87 episodes, London appeared in 85 (missed two in season 2; "Have a Nice Trip" and "Birdman of Boston") and Maddie appeared in 75 (missed one in season 2; "Loosely Ballroom", and 11 in season 3; "Summer Of Our Discontent", "Baggage", "Sleepover Suite", "The Arwin That Came To Dinner", "First Day of High School", "Of Clocks And Contracts", "Arwinstein", "Orchestra", "A Tale Of Two Houses", "Tiptonline", and "Benchwarmers").

    • London mentions that her father has been married 12 times. We know that London has had 5 step moms plus her real mom (equals 6) so Mr. Tipton was married 6 times before he married London's real mom (unless he divorced the one we met and remarried).

    • As with the two previous seasons there is a clip in the credits that does not actually appear in any episode. It is the one where Carey is singing in the red dress.

    • Mr. Moseby said London never worked but she has in a couple of previous episodes.

    • The vase that sat on the table in the middle of the hotel lobby that has been knocked off the table and saved from breaking throughout the series, finally falls and breaks in this episode.

    • We learn that Muriel retired two years ago, hence the reason for her disappearance from the series. Her hair is colored white, instead of red in this episode.

    • First and last appearance of Estelle Harris (Muriel) since season 1.

    • In this episode, clips from 1.01, 1.05, 1.10, 1.12, 1.14, 1.23, 1.25, 2.03, 2.04, 2.08, 2.13, 2.14, 2.18, 2.23, 2.38, and 3.05 were used in the flashbacks. Episode 3.05, "Who's the Boss?", was the only season 3 episode used in the flashbacks.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Mr. Moseby: Everbody move back, move back. He doesn't want to be crowded. (they bump back into the table causing the vase to break as Muriel suddenly appears)
      Muriel: I'm not cleaning that up!
      Mr. Tipton: Muriel, you're fired (Mr. Tipton snaps his fingers and he and his bodyguards leave).

    • (After flashback)
      Maddie: Not bad, but you didn't get on the cover of the magazine.
      (Maddie is holding a magazine with her on the cover and singing)
      Mr Moseby: Well, you can't get the employee bonus if I fire you first.
      London: I love it when poor people fight! I'm taking the skinny blond on the third round!

    • Mr. Moseby: (to Zack & Cody) Mr. Tipton is coming for an inspection, and I need you two to be somewhere.
      Cody: Where's that?
      Mr. Moseby: A little place I like to call anywhere but here.
      Zack: Why do you always think we're gonna mess things up?
      Mr. Moseby: I don't think. I know.

    • Mr. Moseby: London, I was wondering, do you happen to know what mood your father might be in?
      London: Why do you care what mood Daddy is in?
      Mr. Moseby: Well, as a loyal employee, naturally, I care about your father's happiness.
      Maddie: (comes in) London, is it true that if your dad's in a good mood, someone gets a bonus?!
      London: So that's why you wanted to know what mood Daddy's in!
      Mr. Moseby: No. I knew nothing of this $50,000 bonus.
      Maddie: Aha! I never said how much it was!
      Mr. Moseby: Lucky guess?

    • Mr. Moseby: Let's face it. There's only one thing that keeps this hotel from falling apart.
      London: Giant magnets in the basement?
      Mr. Moseby: No. I meant me!

    • London: (gasps) Oh, no! Daddy's gonna fire me!
      Maddie: London, you don't work here.
      London: He's already done it?!

    • Muriel: Celebrate on your own time. Where's my 20 bucks?!
      (Cody looks in his pocket for money)
      Mr. Moseby: Oh no, allow me, young wildebeests. (to Muriel; takes out some money) Ah, good. Do you have change for a hundred?
      Muriel: No! (takes money and leaves) Taxi!

  • NOTES (8)

    • Even though he was the most frequent recurring cast member, Adrian R' Mante (Esteban Ramirez) does not appear in this episode. He is seen in flashbacks, however.
      Giovannie Samuels (Nia Moseby), who played a major recurring role this season, also does not appear in this episode, and does not appear in flashbacks either.

    • The German episode title is "Die Feuerprobe", meaning "The Ordeal".

    • Here is a list of the number of appearance of the major recurring characters in this season (and in the entire series):

      Agnes - did not appear this season (4)
      Amy - 4 (did not appear previously)
      Arwin - 7 (26)
      Barbara - 4 (8)
      Bob - 2 (15)
      Chelsea - 2 (3)
      Chef Paolo - 1 (3)
      Corrie - did not appear this season (4)
      Esteban - 5 (35)
      Holly - 4 (5)
      Ilsa - did not appear this season (4)
      Jasmine - 4 (did not appear previously)
      Jessica and Janice - 1 (7)
      Kurt - 2 (6)
      Lance - 3 (9)
      Leah - 4 (did not appear previously)
      Leslie - 1 (2)
      Mary-Margaret - did not appear this season (6)
      Max - did not appear this season (6)
      Mark - 3 (4)
      Millicent - 4 (did not appear previously)
      Mr. Forgess - 1 (3)
      Mr. Tipton - 2 (3)
      Muriel - 1 (13)
      Nia - 7 (did not appear previously)
      Patrick - 1 (10)
      Sister Dominick - 1 (5)
      Skippy - 3 (5)
      Tapeworm - did not appear this season (4)
      Tiffany - 1 (2)
      Warren - did not appear this season (4)
      Wayne - 4 (did not appear previously)

    • This episode aired on Disney Channel Australia on October 11, 2008.

    • This episode first aired on Disney Channel Asia on 14 September 2008.

    • Mr. Tipton's favourite cake flavor is German Chocolate Cake, as according to London, in all his 12 weddings, he ordered a German Chocolate Cake as his wedding cake.

    • This episode is basically a clip show as it shows scenes from previous episodes.

    • This episode is part of the Disney Channel marathon "The Suite Life and Times of London Tipton", on Disney Channel USA.